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Iran's Rial Hits Record Low as Tension Spikes with US

Iran's Rial Hits Record Low as Tension Spikes with US

The Iranian rial fell to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, a day after the US President Donald Trump’s administration declared all United Nations sanctions on Tehran had been restored. The dollar was offered for as much as 273,000 rials, up from 267,800 rials

Guterres: No Action on UN Iran Sanctions due to 'Uncertainty'

Guterres: No Action on UN Iran Sanctions due to 'Uncertainty'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Saturday he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed because “there would appear to be uncertainty” on the issue. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month tha

Republican Senators Push for Sanctions on Iran’s Entire Financial Sector

A group of Republican senators petitioned US President Donald Trump to press forward with a set of new sanctions on the entirety of Iran’s financial sector. According to Executive Order No.

US Accuses 2 Men of Hacking Dozens of Websites, Posting Pro-Iran Messages

US Accuses 2 Men of Hacking Dozens of Websites, Posting Pro-Iran Messages

Two men have been indicted on charges stemming from the hacking of dozens of websites based in the United States, actions that the federal authorities said were taken in retaliation for the death in an American drone strike of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, reported the New York Times. B

Iran Health Official Warns of COVID-19 'Resurgence'

Iran Health Official Warns of COVID-19 'Resurgence'

An Iranian deputy health minister has warned of a "resurgence" of novel coronavirus cases in several parts of the country following reduced observance of health protocols. Deaths and infections have been on a rising trajectory in Iran since hitting a months-long low at the beginning of September.

US Pledges to Prevent Iran from Getting Chinese, Russian Arms

US Pledges to Prevent Iran from Getting Chinese, Russian Arms

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Tuesday that Washington would prevent Iran from purchasing "Chinese tanks and Russian air defense systems" as the end to a UN arms embargo against Tehran approaches. While the European Union and United Nations disagreed with the US decision to withdraw from

Iran: 1,044 Centrifuges Active at Fordow

Iran: 1,044 Centrifuges Active at Fordow

The head of Iran's atomic agency has said that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordow uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal. The suspension of all enrichment at the underground facility was one of the restrictions on Iran's nuclear activit

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